Join Kuumba and IFOA Weekly as they present writer and journalist Roxane Gay reading from her debut novel, An Untamed State. Event features an interview by writer Siri Agrell.
Join Kuumba and IFOA as they host the Toronto launch of the contemporary African-Canadian poetry collection, The Great Black North. Event features readings by contributors Lillian Allen, Kevan Anthony Cameron, George Elliott Clarke, Afua Cooper, Sankofa Juba, Valerie Mason-John, and Dwayne Morgan, followed by discussion moderated by co-editors Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron.
Join Tightrope Books as they launch Emily Pohl-Weary’s sophomore poetry collection, Ghost Sick. Event features readings by Pohl-Weary, Lillian Allen, Irfan Ali, Chris Chambers, Dante King, Carolyn Smart, and dianah smith.
A spoken word performance by Canadian author Shane Koyczan (famous for his spoken word poem and its accompanying animated video, “To This Day,” featured at the 2013 TED conference before it went viral online).